List of 57 best universities in Tennessee

We ranked 57 best universities in Tennessee based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 12.2M citations received by 302K publications made by 57 universities in Tennessee, measured the popularity of 1,305 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Vanderbilt University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $25,855
  2. University of Tennessee - Knoxville logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  3. University of Memphis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  4. University of Tennessee Health Science Center logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,252
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1911
  5. East Tennessee State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1075
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  6. University of the South logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1245
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $34,971
  7. Middle Tennessee State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Average SAT
    1135
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  8. Tennessee Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1125
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  9. University of Tennessee - Chattanooga logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  10. Tennessee State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Receiving Aid
    91%
    Average Aid
    $8,950
    Enrollment
    8,081
  11. University of Tennessee - Martin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    98%
    Average Aid
    $9,414
  12. Rhodes College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1325
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $30,632
  13. Meharry Medical College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    877
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1876
  14. Austin Peay State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Average SAT
    1065
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    99%
  15. Fisk University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Average SAT
    1040
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $24,225
  16. Belmont University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Average SAT
    1225
    Average ACT
    27
    Net Price
    $36,976
  17. Lipscomb University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Average SAT
    1185
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $26,013
  18. Union University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Average SAT
    1170
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $31,980
  19. Carson-Newman University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Average SAT
    1051
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $18,531
  20. Christian Brothers University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $19,802
    Receiving Aid
    100%
  21. Lincoln Memorial University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Average SAT
    1100
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $20,374
  22. King University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1098
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $22,098
  23. Lee University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1070
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $16,949
  24. Southern Adventist University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Net Price
    $23,623
    Receiving Aid
    99%
    Average Aid
    $11,367
  25. Johnson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Average SAT
    1107
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $18,921
  26. Maryville College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    56%
    Average SAT
    1141
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $19,778
  27. Southern College of Optometry logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    536
    Male:Female
    34:66
    Founded
    1932
  28. Tusculum University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Average SAT
    1051
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $17,533
  29. Trevecca Nazarene University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1179
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $18,036
  30. Bryan College - Dayton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Net Price
    $16,650
    Receiving Aid
    83%
    Average Aid
    $20,668
  31. Milligan College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    99%
    Average SAT
    1179
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $20,223
  32. Freed-Hardeman University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    88%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $16,760
  33. Cumberland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1005
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $26,787
  34. South College logo
    Net Price
    $12,748
    Receiving Aid
    97%
    Average Aid
    $13,484
    Enrollment
    2,843
  35. Le Moyne-Owen College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Average SAT
    825
    Average ACT
    16
    Net Price
    $7,531
  36. Bethel University - Tennessee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Average SAT
    1024
    Average ACT
    18
    Net Price
    $15,649
  37. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $10,088
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  38. Lane College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Net Price
    $12,662
    Receiving Aid
    97%
    Average Aid
    $9,201
  39. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    140
    Male:Female
    10:90
  40. Martin Methodist College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    99%
    Average SAT
    1050
    Average ACT
    20
    Net Price
    $19,207
  41. Tennessee Wesleyan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1045
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $12,043
  42. Pentecostal Theological Seminary logo
    Enrollment
    455
    Male:Female
    64:36
  43. Richmont Graduate University logo
    Enrollment
    267
    Male:Female
    20:80
    Founded
    1933
  44. Memphis College of Art logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    51
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1936
  45. Aquinas College, Tennessee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1961
  46. Enrollment
    205
    Male:Female
    57:43
  47. Watkins College of Art Design & Film logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1050
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $30,279
  48. Welch College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Net Price
    $21,329
    Receiving Aid
    74%
    Average Aid
    $11,817
  49. American Baptist College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $18,759
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $6,104
  50. Hiwassee College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
  51. Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average ACT
    18
    Net Price
    $22,880
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  52. Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc logo
    Enrollment
    262
    Male:Female
    48:52
    Founded
    1950
  53. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $25,910
    Receiving Aid
    33%
    Average Aid
    $1,500
  54. Omega Graduate School logo
    Enrollment
    79
    Male:Female
    55:45
  55. Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Net Price
    $21,276
    Receiving Aid
    93%
    Average Aid
    $3,345
  56. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $12,883
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $4,406